All acts done by a person, on their own.<quoted text>
I know that you disagree with me and that is fine...I respect you for that....
Just a little message for you:
38 Whoever [believes] in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
***Believes = will receive
***Will receive what = Holy Spirit (later to receive)
***Spirit had not been given = Jesus had not yet been glorified
A promise that was foretold by scriptures:
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
The Holy Spirit was given after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ to the right hand of the Father and was glorified.
Book of Acts Chapter 1 & 2, he (God) sent forth the Spirit upon His apostles on the day of Pentecost.(No water and no blood required)
God speaking through the Apostle Peter:
38 Peter replied,“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Why in the name of Jesus Christ???
Jesus' blood (spiritual)
Why be baptized???
For the forgiveness of your sins
And receive what???
The gift of the Holy Spirit
Because the Holy Spirit had already been poured out and Jesus had already been glorified.
32 We (APOSTLES) are ~~~~~witnesses of these things,~~~~~ and [[[[[so is the Holy Spirit,]]]]]****whom God has given to those who obey him.”*****
God working in baptism....ABSOLUTELY!!!
9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but <<<<<are in the realm of the Spirit,>>>>> if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.*****And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.*****
10 ~~~~~But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to DEATH~~~~~ because of <SIN,> [[[[[the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.]]]]]
No religion required.
Thanks agains for proving yet at another time of "Self".
Why do you promote Self, yet refuse to accept it?